Voľby do orgánov samosprávnych krajov 2017. Analýza volebných výsledkov
(The Elections to the Bodies of Self-Governing Regions 2017. The Analysis of the Election Results)
Politické vedy, Volume 21, Number 1/2018, pages 119-175
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KOVÁČOVÁ, E. 2018. Voľby do orgánov samosprávnych krajov 2017. Analýza volebných výsledkov. In Politické vedy. [online]. Vol. 21, No. 1, 2018. ISSN 1335 – 2741, pp. 119-175. Available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.24040/politickevedy.2018.21.1.119-175
In November 2017, the fifth elections in the Slovak Republic took place in the bodies of self-governing regions – higher territorial units. In the election, the citizens elected the bodies – the chairmen of the self-governing regions and the deputies in the self-governing councils. From elected bodies it depends what direction will move in the coming term of the development of regional self-government, how self-government representatives will meet their goals, how citizens' interests and needs will be met, but also how they will meet their obligations and roles granted to them by law. The aim of the article was to analyze the results of elections to the bodies of self-governing regions. Aim is quite extensive, so it was necessary to define several sub-objectives. At the same time, it was desirable to examine other indicators that contributed in the way to the main goal. The article has the character of an overview study, and in a well-chosen methodological procedure, deals with the elections to the bodies of self-governing regions, which took place in the Slovak Republic in November 2017. An extensive analysis of election results has highlighted new facts and specifications, which should be given due attention. Transparent processing of the chosen problem demonstrates not just the current situation, but also possible trends of future development within the space regional self-government of the Slovak Republic.
Key words: regional self-government, self-governing region, bodies of self-governing regions, chairman of the self-governing regions, deputy in the self-governing councils, regional elections, citizens, right-wings coalitions, election survey, election results